Heat pump success at IoR dinner

Heat pump related work dominated the awards at the annual Institute of Refrigeration dinner in London.

The J&E Hall award, which recognises the most noteworthy practical contribution in the field of refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pumps, was won by Dave Pearson of Glasgow-based Star Renewable Energy for his work in the development of industrial scale heat pumps.

The Lightfoot Medal for the best IoR talk and paper, as voted by members, was awarded jointly to consultants Andrew Gigiel and Chris Jessop for their presentation Why don’t people install heat pumps?.

The Ted Perry Student Research Award was this year won by Qi Xu of the University of Nottingham for her research on an innovative heat pump – The EcoPump.